MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations – Further details available on number of attempts policy
15 May 2013
In accordance with the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) request, the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is introducing a policy to meet the GMC requirements to set a maximum number of attempts at which a candidate may take each separate part of an examination. The GMC has limited the maximum number of attempts at each part of an examination to six.
The policy will come into effect on 1 January 2014. To find out how to apply for an additional attempt after six and for more information about the policy, please see the new section on the website that includes FAQs and guidance:
MRCP(UK) - Changes to data protection statement
22 April 2013
The MRCP(UK) data protection statement has been changed to allow personal and examination data to be shared with the General Medical Council (GMC) to produce the Annual Speciality Report (ASR).
Also, upon release of results MRCP(UK) Central Office will share candidates’ results (pass/fail) data with the UK postgraduate Deaneries and other departments within the Royal Colleges of Physicians including the JRCPTB (e-portfolio) for the purpose of monitoring progress during training and assisting recruitment in specialty training posts; this does not apply to any candidate who has not been appointed to a core or higher specialty training programme in the UK.
For more information please visit the GMC website.
The new data protection statement is available on the MRCP(UK) website.
MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) 2013/1 - All UAE centres are now full
08 November 2012
MRCP(UK) Central Office would like to announce that the Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi (Al Ain) centres for 2013/1 PACES are now full. No further applications for these centres will be accepted.
All enquiries about existing applications to these centres should be directed to the local organiser.
MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) 2013/1 – Overseas application period changed
11 September 2012
Candidates wishing to apply for the 2013/1 diet of PACES at Overseas centres are advised that the application period has been changed from the previously advertised dates.
The updated application period dates are available on the Overseas Exam Dates page.
The UK application period for the 2013/1 diet remains unchanged.